In June we were delighted to welcome Kirsty James to sit in the LOOK Into chair where she chatted with Clare Norton-Smith (Events and Resources Co-ordinator at LOOK) about working in campaigns, the campaigns that have delivered the most success and how being involved in campaigning can give you life skills and boost your confidence.
Have you ever watched the graceful meandering of a giraffe, listened in awe to the loud baritone roar of a lion or watched the playful swoops of the feeding penguins?
At the end of May the LOOK team and friends were invited to an accessible tour of ZSL London Zoo to meet the animals up close and personal.
Transitions are always a key point in a VI child or young persons life. Having the right equipment in place and the skills to use them makes a huge difference. In this session we focus on best practice provision, when new assistive technology should be introduced and how we can support what happens at home.
In this resource LOOK UK and VICTA discuss the power of connection and the impact identifying your tribe has on mental health and wellbeing.
Early Years Parent Advice Workshop – What can I do when my child is identified as having a vision impairment and what support can I expect?
LOOK UK and VICTA have teamed up to host a parent advice workshop focused on managing the emotional and practical challenges following diagnosis of a young child with a vision impairment. The workshop will also consider the early years and support pathways available from diagnosis.
In this resource, the LOOK Parent support group and mentor team explore mobility, teaching our children independence skills and how to support them to explore the world without barriers.
Knowing what to do after we finish our formal education can be daunting and for those who aren’t following the path to uni, it can seem even more so. Deciding to take a vocational course or subject can be a life-changing alternative, providing you with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for work.
“All roads lead to Education” L Hughes. In this resource the LOOK Parent support group and expert panellists explore Education Rights, what our children are entitled to and best practice for EHCP applications.
We need you! – LOOK are recruiting London based volunteer mentors.
Ways into work, vocational opportunities, training and apprenticeship options for your visually impaired child/young person.
There are many different opportunities available to our young people if they choose a non-university pathway to work. In this resource, the LOOK Parent support group and expert guest panellists share their insights, tips and advice on successfully entering the workforce.
LOOK’s monthly discussion groups for young people aged 11-18 are back this month with a shiny new look!
As well as providing fun, chat, music and quizzes we’ll also be inviting guests to talk about topics that matter to you.